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Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England

RCRA Cleanup Baseline

In July 1999, the RCRA Cleanup Baseline was finalized and is now a static list of 1,714 facilities nationwide. Most of these facilities were identified in the early1990s when EPA and the states were prioritizing their Corrective Action workload, and were identified as facilities where early cleanup progress would be appropriate. The facilities on the RCRA Cleanup Baseline comprise the basis of the Corrective Action Program's 2005 goals under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Progress towards the GPRA goals are being measured by interim cleanup milestones known as Environmental Indicators (EIs). There are currently two EIs against which progress towards the 2005 goals are measured: Current Human Exposures Under Control and Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control. The 2005 GPRA goals are to have human exposures controlled at 95% of these facilities and migration of contaminated groundwater controlled at 70% of the facilities.

Today, many of the facilities on the Baseline have already made substantial progress in their cleanup efforts. Many of these facilities have met the environmental indicator (EI) measures and at some of these facilities, cleanup is complete. Many of the facilities that have not yet met the EI measures have still made substantial progress by stabilizing the problems or in some cases beginning final remedies. EPA will continue to focus resources on meeting the environmental indicators for the facilities on this Baseline.

Basic information on the 167 New England RCRA Cleanup Baseline facilities is available on-line.

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